Dec. 14, 2020
Physical Media Madness!!!
Over here at IGP, we've come up with a quick word problem for you, ready? What do you get when you take an intimidated Kyle, add an inconvenienced Michelle, and then throw in a self-proclaimed recovering music snob named Russ? If your answer was "this...
Over here at IGP, we've come up with a quick word problem for you, ready? What do you get when you take an intimidated Kyle, add an inconvenienced Michelle, and then throw in a self-proclaimed recovering music snob named Russ? If your answer was "this podcast duh", you're both a little right and a little wrong. The answer that would get you the most points is three people who go about obtaining physical media in similar but mostly different ways.
TLDR: GO LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE.
Record stores have long been labeled as the place where supposed music snobs hung out and joked about kids that "didn't or wouldn't understand" the importance of vinyl—and while there is some truth to this, you might be surprised by just how welcoming the vinyl community actually is. We've talked about the film Vinyl Nation on multiple episodes and even spoken to the directors in an episode solely dedicated to the film. The film takes a deep dive into the vinyl community, and what we learned is that it's really not full of just music snobs that think they know everything about the medium.
A vinyl resurgence has been in full swing for a few years now and it's seemingly easier than ever to find your favorite albums on wax—so much so that big-box retailers have even gotten into the game. So where does your local record store fit into that? Glad you asked, and right now they're fitting in just fine. It's gotten to a point where it can even be a little confusing as to where you should or shouldn't be getting your vinyl from. From quality to pricing, variety, and even convenience—we even talk a little about the dreaded PICTURE DISC! O-M-G, you're not gonna wanna miss this one! It's season two, episode sixteen of your favorite record store clerk's favorite music podcast. LET'S GO!
Keep up with all of the music we talk about in each episode by listening to the Infectious Groove Podcast Companion Songs playlist, exclusively on Spotify.
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